Origin of baldric
Examples from the Web for baldric
A "Sheffield whittle" stuck in his baldric; and in a pouch was deposited the remnant of a magnificent pasty.
About his neck was a baldric of balas rubies, and over his robe he wore the collar of the Order of the Garter.Windsor Castle|William Harrison Ainsworth
And first a shield he fashioned, vast and strong, with threefold rim, and baldric of silver.Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell
It was D'Artagnan's sword, which, slipping from his baldric, had fallen on the sonorous flooring.The Man in the Iron Mask|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The Chevalier squared his shoulders and shifted his baldric.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for baldric
Word Origin for baldric
Word Origin and History for baldric
c.1300, "belt worn over the shoulder," from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt," said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).